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Gold ring with embossed satyr masks: on carnelian intaglio, bird

Period:
Late Archaic
Date:
early 5th century B.C.
Culture:
Etruscan
Medium:
Gold, carnelian
Dimensions:
Diam.: 1 1/16 in. (2.7 cm)
Classification:
Gold and Silver
Credit Line:
Harris Brisbane Dick Fund, 1940
Accession Number:
40.11.16
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 170
Ring with satyr and bird intaglio from a tomb group allegedly from Vulci, one of the richest and most impressive sets of Etruscan jewelry ever found.
Said to be part of a tomb group from Vulci

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